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U.S. Says It Stopped 3 Young Women Seeking to Join Islamic State

published about 5 hours ago
The teenagers, from the suburbs of Denver, were described in news reports as two sisters of Somali descent and a friend of Sudanese descent.

World Briefing: U.N. to Investigate Gaza Attacks

published about 6 hours ago
Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, announced that he was setting up an investigation into attacks on the world body’s facilities during Israel’s recent war against Hamas militants.

U.N. Cites ISIS Genocide Threat

published about 7 hours ago
A senior United Nations official said on Tuesday that the Islamic State had threatened to exterminate minority Yazidis in Iraq by killing them if they refused to convert to Islam.

New Freedoms in Tunisia Drive Support for ISIS

published about 8 hours ago
New Freedoms in Tunisia Drive Support for ISIS
Even as Tunisians have approved a new constitution and the country has one of the Arab world’s most educated populations, militants are recruiting more openly than any other country.

Ebola Prompts Universities to Tighten Travel Rules

published about 8 hours ago
Several schools have allowed humanitarian exceptions to restrictions on trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries most affected by the virus.